Is stakeholder capitalism the answer?

Oliver Classen from the Swiss NGO Public Eye offers perspective on the new Davos Manifesto, launched by the World Economic Forum to coincide with the 50th edition of the elite gathering in Davos. 

This content was published on January 21, 2020 - 09:00

The Manifesto promotes the idea of stakeholder capitalism whereby private corporations are trustees of society rather than solely profit-seeking entities.

Public Eye, formerly the Berne Declaration, launched its platform in Davos less than two months after the 1999 protests in Seattle against a summit of the World Trade Organization (WTO).  

Contributions under this article have been turned off. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us!

If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at

Share this story

Change your password

Do you really want to delete your profile?